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Police said Thomas Johnson, 31, of Gardner was killed when he fell Saturday night onto Route 2 in Shirley. Seth Davis, 34, of Winchendon was in fair condition at a Worcester hospital, a nursing supervisor said Sunday.

The Colonial Tours bus was heading back to Gardner in central Massachusetts from the Red Hook Brewery in Portsmouth, N.H. Investigators were trying to determine what the two men were doing before falling out the window, state police Sgt. Matthew Murray said. Police believe alcohol was a factor.

“One of the avenues is whether it was some form of horseplay or a more aggressive interaction,” he said.


Plan for 9-11 remains sparks criticism

NEW YORK | Some relatives of victims who were killed a decade ago at the World Trade Center decried a plan Sunday to place more than 9,000 unidentified pieces of human remains at a subterranean site at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

A plan that would locate the unclaimed and unidentified remains seven stories below ground behind a wall featuring a quote from Virgil is unacceptable, they said.

“The families here today say no,” said the families’ attorney, Norman Siegel. “They believe that the remains should be placed in a respectful and accessible location, such as something akin to the Tomb of the Unknowns above ground and separate from the museum.”

The families might consider legal action in the future but have no current plans to sue, Mr. Siegel said.

Sally Regenhard, whose firefighter-son Christian died at the World Trade Center, contended that families had not been consulted about where the remains would be placed and felt the proposed location was disrespectful. She said city and museum officials have never formally informed relatives of those killed about the plans.


Duke lacrosse accuser accused of stab attack

DURHAM | Authorities say the woman who falsely claimed she was raped by Duke lacrosse players in 2006 has been accused of stabbing her boyfriend in the chest at a North Carolina home.

Durham police say 32-year-old Crystal Mangum was arrested Sunday morning several hours after the stabbing that seriously injured her 46-year-old boyfriend. Investigators said the two were arguing but didn’t release any other details.

Miss Mangum is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. She is being held without bond, and jail officials did not know If she had an attorney. Miss Mangum was convicted in December of several misdemeanor charges, including child abuse, in a fire that nearly destroyed her home.

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